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BC547 / BC547A / BC547B / BC547C

BC547
BC547A
BC547B
BC547C

E TO-92
B
C

NPN General Purpose Amplifier


This device is designed for use as general purpose amplifiers
and switches requiring collector currents to 300 mA. Sourced from
Process 10. See PN100A for characteristics.

Absolute Maximum Ratings* TA = 25°C unless otherwise noted

Symbol Parameter Value Units


VCEO Collector-Emitter Voltage 45 V
VCES Collector-Base Voltage 50 V
VEBO Emitter-Base Voltage 6.0 V
IC Collector Current - Continuous 500 mA
TJ, Tstg Operating and Storage Junction Temperature Range -55 to +150 °C

*These ratings are limiting values above which the serviceability of any semiconductor device may be impaired.
NOTES:
1) These ratings are based on a maximum junction temperature of 150 degrees C.
2) These are steady state limits. The factory should be consulted on applications involving pulsed or low duty cycle operations.

Thermal Characteristics TA = 25°C unless otherwise noted

Symbol Characteristic Max Units


BC547 / A / B / C
PD Total Device Dissipation 625 mW
Derate above 25°C 5.0 mW/°C
RθJC Thermal Resistance, Junction to Case 83.3 °C/W
RθJA Thermal Resistance, Junction to Ambient 200 °C/W

 1997 Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation 547ABC, Rev B


BC547 / BC547A / BC547B / BC547C
NPN General Purpose Amplifier
(continued)

Electrical Characteristics TA = 25°C unless otherwise noted

Symbol Parameter Test Conditions Min Max Units

OFF CHARACTERISTICS
V(BR)CEO Collector-Emitter Breakdown Voltage IC = 1.0 mA, IB = 0 45 V
V(BR)CBO Collector-Base Breakdown Voltage IC = 10 µA, IE = 0 50 V
V(BR)CES Collector-Base Breakdown Voltage IC = 10 µA, IE = 0 50 V
V(BR)EBO Emitter-Base Breakdown Voltage IE = 10 µA, IC = 0 6.0 V
ICBO Collector Cutoff Current VCB = 30 V, IE = 0 15 nA
VCB = 30 V, IE = 0, TA = +150 °C 5.0 µA

ON CHARACTERISTICS
hFE DC Current Gain VCE = 5.0 V, IC = 2.0 mA 547 110 800
547A 110 220
547B 200 450
547C 420 800
VCE(sat) Collector-Emitter Saturation Voltage IC = 10 mA, IB = 0.5 mA 0.25 V
IC = 100 mA, IB = 5.0 mA 0.60 V
VBE(on) Base-Emitter On Voltage VCE = 5.0 V, IC = 2.0 mA 0.58 0.70 V
VCE = 5.0 V, IC = 10 mA 0.77 V

SMALL SIGNAL CHARACTERISTICS


hfe Small-Signal Current Gain IC = 2.0 mA, VCE = 5.0 V, 125 900
f = 1.0 kHz
NF Noise Figure VCE = 5.0 V, IC = 200 µA, 10 dB
RS = 2.0 kΩ, f = 1.0 kHz,
BW = 200 Hz
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